For those whose hearts are hurting, Valentine’s Day is hard. Instead of candy, hearts, and flowers, they are left with scars of a broken relationship and a bitter, disillusioned spirit. Their dreams have died just like a wilted and dried up bouquet.
Perhaps in some cases, the “V” word stands for victim–those who are stuck in the time warp of their own pain and misery, refusing to let go of the past, rehashing all the painful details to everyone who will listen. Their closest friends are anger, self-pity, and revenge.
Vamoose is another “V” word that describes how some people react to Valentine’s Day. They rush by the card racks and try to pretend it is just another day. They are in such a hurry to avoid their own feelings, they miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone else’s day.
Don’t let this day pass you by without reading a love letter from the One who really loves you. God’s “V” word for you is valuable. You may not always feel appreciated by others, but God places the highest value on you.
Here are some promises from God to you. Let them be a bouquet of sweet fragrance to you today:
I am your strength. (Psalm 27:1)
I am your courage. (Psalm 27:1)
I am your health. (Psalm 42:1)
I am your hope. (Psalm 39:7)
I am your supply. (Philippians 4:19)
I am your defender. (Psalm 62:2)
I am your deliverer. (Psalm 144:2)
I am your forgiveness. (1 John 1:9)
I am your joy. (Psalm 16:11)
I am your future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
(List from “Keep Believing” by Ray Pritchard)
Celebrate and be glad.
You are loved!
You are valued.
You are precious in his sight.
Now go and do something wonderful for someone you love.
Copyright © 1999, 2014 Brenda Branson